Why We Think Cats Are Psychopaths Atlantic (resilc)
How Google, Microsoft, and Big Tech Are Automating the Climate Crisis Gizmodo (martha r)
Full steam ahead for China-Myanmar high-speed railway Asia Times (resilc)
Theresa May must go in three months, cabinet ministers say Guardian. Not holding my breath.
A blip or a sea change? Chris Grey
Brexit: a license to lie Richard North
Government ‘May Have Relied On Google Maps’ To Draw Up No-Deal Brexit Port Plans Huffington Post (Kevin W)
February the 22nd Gilets jaunes SITREP The Saker (Chuck L)
Anyone Buying This Venezuela Bullshit Is A Complete Fucking Moron Caitlin Johnstone
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Nike’s new app-connected shoes reportedly fail after faulty update Mashable (EM). Don’t get me started….
Imperial Collapse Watch
America: ‘Indispensable Nation’ No More American Conservative
Sanders’s Two-Pronged Attack on American Exceptionalism New York Magazine
Trump’s National Emergency Policy Is Unpopular, But Not Really Unpopular FiveThirtyEight (resilc)
The Government’s Trillion-Dollar Student Loan Office Is a Train Wreck Rolling Stone (resilc). The headline is no exaggeration.
American Democracy Is on the Supreme Court Docket New Republic (resilc)
Green New Deal
The Green New Deal’s Five Freedoms Jacobin (martha r). From earlier in the month, still germane.
Green New Deal is feasible and affordable Jeffrey Sachs, CNN (martha r)
Beto O’Rouke Wants You to Think He’s Latino—When It’s Helpful, That Is Daily Beast (resilc)
New York Times Provides Cover for Austerity Cranks FAIR (furzy)
Someone at the Sacramento Bee is on the ball regarding CalPERS. While SFGate picked up on the American Media story, the Bee has otherwise not deigned to notice:
Jack Ohman cartoon: Inquiring agencies want to know… https://t.co/QcrTlkk7RT
— Jack Ohman (@JACKOHMAN) February 22, 2019
Experts Find Serious Problems With Switzerland’s Online Voting System Motherboard. Paging CalPERS…
Acid Spill on Vehicles Near Glencore Mine Kills 18 People Bloomberg (UserFriendly). Horrible.
Microsoft staff: Do not use HoloLens for war BBC (David L)
Mega-Universities Are On the Rise. They Could Reshape Higher Ed as We Know It. Chronicle of Higher Education (resilc)
Ex-Citigroup President Havens Caught in Prostitution Probe Bloomberg. UserFriendly: “Shoot me if THIS is what puts the God damn bankers in jail.” Moi: Remember that this is precisely where Eliot Spitzer recommended starting (running prostitutes and drugs through research budgets) in Inside Job.
Realtors as a Percentage of Pre-Recession Peak Barry Ritholtz (resilc)
“SHE NEVER LOOKS BACK”: INSIDE ELIZABETH HOLMES’S CHILLING FINAL MONTHS AT THERANOS Vanity Fair. Not hard to speculate that given that the $900 million Holmes raised is gone, that her lavish spending habits served to cover her having siphoned funds into “offshore” accounts, and getting cash out of the US would have been made easier by her private jet use.
Sex During Wartime: The return of Andrea Dworkin’s radical vision Bookforum (martha r)
Antidote du jour (MGL):
And a bonus (martha r):
When you want to wake up, but the bed is so comfy… pic.twitter.com/hDD7yOLq3I
— Welcome To Nature (@welcomet0nature) January 20, 2019
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